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$1,000,000A Lanaudière woman purchases a million-dollar Lotto Max ticket online 15 minutes before sales close!

$1,000,000A Lanaudière woman purchases a million-dollar Lotto Max ticket online 15 minutes before sales close!

Montréal, October 19, 2020 — Lanaudière resident Linda Bergevin won a Maxmillions prize, i.e. $1,000,000, in the October 2 Lotto Max draw with a ticket she bought on Loto-Québec’s gaming website, lotoquebec.com

 

In summary

  • Lottery: Lotto Max (with a ticket purchased online)
  • Prize: $1,000,000
  • Category: Maxmillions
  • Draw date: October 2, 2020
  • Winner’s place of residence: Lanaudière
  • Claim centre: Loto-Québec head office, Montréal


Highlights

  • Linda opened an account on lotoquebec.com  during the COVID-19 lockdown.
  • “I love it, I can buy my lottery tickets whenever I want!” the lucky winner confided. She purchased her Lotto Max ticket online 15 minutes before sales closed.
  • The next morning, she decided to check her ticket.
  • Upon seeing a slew of zeros pop up on her phone’s screen, she quickly woke up her spouse.
  • A few days later, the newly minted millionaire and her better half left Loto-Québec’s offices with her cheque, all smiles.
  • The winner says she plans to use her Maxmillions prize to pay off her mortgage and debts, and put it towards a nice comfy-cozy retirement.

 

COVID-19: How to claim your prize

As part of the collective effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of its customers and employees, Loto-Québec has reopened its prize claim offices in Montréal and Quebec City by appointment only, and only for prize claims amounting to $10,000 or more. Right now, the safest and most efficient way to claim a prize amounting to less than $10,000 is by mail. Prizes amounting to $600 or less can be claimed at any Loto-Québec retailer.

 

Please note: Owners of physical lottery tickets with an expiry date between March 17 and September 17, 2020, inclusively who’ve won a prize will have an additional six months to claim it. The payment terms for prizes won on lotoquebec.com remain the same.

 

About Loto-Québec

Loto-Québec’s mission is to responsibly and efficiently manage games of chance in a controlled and measured fashion in the interest of all Quebecers. Entertainment is at the heart of its activities. Between January 1 and October 12, 2020, Loto-Québec paid out 89 prizes of $1,000,000 or more to lottery winners. The Gagnant à vie and Grande Vie lotteries have provided 11 lucky winners with a lifetime annuity. Major prize winners are listed on the Winners page of the Lotteries website.

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Patrice Lavoie
Corporate Director, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5130
patrice.lavoie@loto-quebec.com
twitter.com/patricelavoie

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Renaud Dugas
Senior Advisor, Media and Public Affairs
Loto-Québec
514-499-5208
renaud.dugas@loto-quebec.com

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